CANADIAN COMPOSITES SECTOR
TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION,
INVESTMENT AND TRADE
OPPORTUNITIES
• Purpose: to describe Canada’s diverse composites industry in
terms of applications, technology thrusts and collaboration...
Aerospace
EADS
Composites
Atlantic
Bombardier
Aerospace
Bell Helicopter
Textron Canada
Avcorp
Industries
Convergent
Manufa...
Aerospace
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
Bell 407 Helicopter
Viking Twin Otter
Bombardier C-Series and Learjet 85
Pratt ...
Aerospace
787 Vertical
Fin Fairing
787 APS/APU
Doors Engine Strut Aft
Fairing 737, 747,
767, 777, 787
Engine Strut Fwd
Fai...
• Technology thrusts driven from national and regional
road mapping exercises
• Focus areas are:
• Out of autoclave proces...
• Recent efforts focused on
combining interests /
developments into an
integrated system of programs
minimizing duplicatio...
TRL
-10 +5
Program Launch
0-5
Entry into
Service
Fundamental
Research
NSERC
CRIAQ
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CIRAC
CRN
CCMRD
GARDN
...
• National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC) – TRL 1-3:
• Several programs that provide funding ...
• The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in
Canada (CIRAC) – TRL 4-5
• Newly formed national entity: provide...
RESEARCH Activity
• Developing understanding
of the fundamental issues
• Creating the science
necessary to underpin the
de...
• Canadian Composites Manufacturing Research and
Development Inc. – TRL 3-7
Aerospace
COLLABORATION
• CCMRD commenced in 2...
Members
Partners
COLLABORATION
Aerospace
• Green Aviation Research and Development Network
(GARDN) – TRL 3-7
• Funds industry led aerospace technology projects for...
• Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) –
TRL 1-9:
• Objectives:
• Encourages strategic R&D resulting in innov...
• National Research Council Canada: Aerospace – TRL 3-7
• Recently reorganized into several program areas
• Has large scal...
• Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) – TRL 1-9:
• Winnipeg has a diverse manufacturing industry due to its
unique blend of...
• Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) :
• Mission: To drive economic growth in the composite
manufacturing industry through...
Industry Led - Partner Supported
CIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
• 30 permanent staff, 8 students
• 28,000 sq.ft. of office and laboratory
• Engineering Services
• Design (CAD)
• Finite e...
• National / International Partners
China Projects:
Tianjin
Polytechnique,
Shanghai Light
Source
Biocomposites
Internation...
• Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) –
TRL 6-9
• JSF Qualification & Continuous
Improvement Production Support
• 787 & Der...
Automotive
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
• Canada has a very well connected supply chain with
several Original Equipment Manufacturers ...
Automotive
• R&D Infrastructure is mainly clustered in Southern Ontario
• OEM R&D and Test Centres – many related to cold
...
Automotive
• Recently established 2 composites centres focused on
next generation of medium to high volume production
proc...
Automotive
• Magna NRC Composites Centre of Excellence
• Composites manufacturing and light-weight structures and
technolo...
Ground Transportation
• Canada has numerous ground vehicle manufacturers
that have significant composites content:
ORIGINA...
Ground Transportation
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
• Technology focus related to reduced vehicle weight and
cost, increased durability...
Ground Transportation
COLLABORATION
• Several technology centres provide direct support to
industry:
• Composites Innovati...
Cross Sector Technologies
• Composite technologies of interest:
• Biocomposites
• Green building materials
• Carbon fibre ...
Producers Decorticators
Test
Facilities
Mat
Producers
Composite
Part
Fabricators OEMs
Material
Distributors
Resin
Develope...
FIBRE CITY
GOVERNMENT
Genetics
Working with
breeders to
design and
deliver the
optimal fibre
resource.
End Markets
Champio...
Cross Sector Technologies
• Biomaterials:
• Commercialization of biomaterials has regional and
national networks
• Nationa...
Cross Sector Technologies
• Low cost carbon fibres:
• University of British Columbia has developed lignin based
carbon nan...
Cross Sector Technologies
• Composites recycling:
• Focus on utilizing mechanical processing to produce
recyclate for conc...
• Canada has a significant composites industry feeding
regional, national and international markets
• Sectors generally ha...
CONTACT INFORMATION
Sean McKay
President and CEO
www.compositesinnovation.ca
204-262-3400 ext. 202
smckay@compositesinnova...
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Jornada: Oportunidades en el sector de materiales composites canadiense.
Oportunidades del sector de Materiales Composites en Canadá Inversiones, comercio y colaboración por parte de Sean Mckay, Presidente y CEO, Composites Innovation Centre.
Fecha: 13/05/2014
Lugar: Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia.

SPRI, en colaboración con la Embajada de Canadá, Hegan, Gaiker y el Parque Tecnológico de Alava, promueven esta jornada que permitirá profundizar en las oportunidades del sector de composites en Canadá, los programas hispano canadienses de colaboración en I+D existentes, el potencial innovador de Euskadi y ejemplos de éxito de la empresa vasca en este sector.

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Canadian composites sector technology collaboration, investment and trade opportunities. sean mckay presidente y ceo, composites innovation centre

  1. 1. CANADIAN COMPOSITES SECTOR TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION, INVESTMENT AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
  2. 2. • Purpose: to describe Canada’s diverse composites industry in terms of applications, technology thrusts and collaboration opportunities to stimulate interest in investment and trade • Sectors: • Aerospace • Automotive • Ground Transportation • Cross Sector Technologies INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. Aerospace EADS Composites Atlantic Bombardier Aerospace Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Avcorp Industries Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Comtek Advanced Structures Magellan Aerospace Viking Air Boeing Canada Winnipeg Inversa Systems Pratt & Whitney Canada Delastek Avior PCM Moulds Cormer Aerospace EMTEQ COMPOSITE CAPABILITIES Composite Fabricators Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Consultancy, Service Providers NRC - AERO NRC- AMTC CCMRD CIC CRN TECHNOLOGY CENTRES Apex Composites
  4. 4. Aerospace ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Bell 407 Helicopter Viking Twin Otter Bombardier C-Series and Learjet 85 Pratt & Whitney Canada
  5. 5. Aerospace 787 Vertical Fin Fairing 787 APS/APU Doors Engine Strut Aft Fairing 737, 747, 767, 777, 787 Engine Strut Fwd Fairing 737, 777 Wing to Body Fairing 737, 747, 787 Nose Gear Door 737, 767 Main Landing Gear Doors 777, 787 Misc Ducts 747, 767, 777, 787 Composites Atlantic EADS Sogerma EMTEQ Boeing Canada Winnipeg Comtek Advanced Structures COMPOSITE FABRICATORS
  6. 6. • Technology thrusts driven from national and regional road mapping exercises • Focus areas are: • Out of autoclave processing • Liquid composite moulding • High temperature composites – ceramics, BMI, PI • Automation: lamination • Drilling and assembly • Integrated structures including bonding and co-curing • 3-D fibre preforms • Thermoplastics • Tooling • Design for manufacturing • Simulation and modelling * Manitoba priorities TECHNOLOGY FOCUS Aerospace
  7. 7. • Recent efforts focused on combining interests / developments into an integrated system of programs minimizing duplication • Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) used to discriminate between each program type • Programs are defined with a cohesive private / public funding strategy • Linkages established to ensure that the appropriate industry, research organizations and academia are effectively connected and working at suitable TRLs Aerospace COLLABORATION
  8. 8. TRL -10 +5 Program Launch 0-5 Entry into Service Fundamental Research NSERC CRIAQ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CIRAC CRN CCMRD GARDN TDP SDTC NRC CIC SADI Product Development, Manufacturing, In- Service, End of Life Aerospace COLLABORATION
  9. 9. • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – TRL 1-3: • Several programs that provide funding to university faculty/ students for research projects many with an industry focus • Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) – TRL 1-3: • A non-profit consortium, established in 2003, to promote and perform collaborative pre-competitive industry research projects (TRL 1-3) primarily at Quebec universities • Objectives - to increase competitiveness of the aerospace industry, and enhance the collective knowledge base through improved education and training of students COLLABORATION Aerospace
  10. 10. • The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CIRAC) – TRL 4-5 • Newly formed national entity: provides 50% project funding ($4 million per annum) for technology demonstration projects • Projects require at least 2 companies and 2 research centres / academia • CRIAQ integrated within CIRAC • To be the focal for the Canadian Networking Aeronautics Project for Europe (CANNAPE) • Formal arrangement between Europe (Horizon 2020) and Industry Canada • Open to industry and universities • Coordinated call for projects opens in July 2014 • Project commencement and funding for April 2015 Aerospace COLLABORATION
  11. 11. RESEARCH Activity • Developing understanding of the fundamental issues • Creating the science necessary to underpin the development of KPDs ENGINEERING Activity • Integrating knowledge of the fundamental issues with the needs of industry • Capturing the process in KNOWLEDGE in PRACTICES DOCUMENTS - KPD INDUSTRY KPD Applications • Product development • Product improvements • Training • Defining Best Practices • Decision Making COLLABORATION Aerospace Coordinated by the University of British Columbia – TRL 4-7
  12. 12. • Canadian Composites Manufacturing Research and Development Inc. – TRL 3-7 Aerospace COLLABORATION • CCMRD commenced in 2010 to conduct pre-competitive collaborative projects to develop and enable commercialization of composite materials and manufacturing technologies • Produce a strong, integrated research and development network and industrial supply chain • Develop robust linkages between Canadian and international partners, attracting global opportunities • Projects jointly funded by industry and government • Current projects include: Co-Processing, Out Of Autoclave Pre- Preg, High Temperature Materials, Next Generation Composites Factory Sensors, Dimensional Control
  13. 13. Members Partners COLLABORATION Aerospace
  14. 14. • Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) – TRL 3-7 • Funds industry led aerospace technology projects for the protection of the environment – reduce aircraft noise and emissions and greenhouse gases • Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) – TRL 6 max • Recently introduced program that supports large aerospace technology demonstration programs - $55 million allocated annually – 50% project contribution • Focus is to move new technologies out of the laboratory to test them in real-world settings • Encourages supply chain development across Canada • Can include international partners who bring unique capabilities to a project Aerospace COLLABORATION
  15. 15. • Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) – TRL 1-9: • Objectives: • Encourages strategic R&D resulting in innovation in new / improved products, services and processes • Enhances the competitiveness of Canadian aerospace, space, defence and security (A&D) companies • Fosters collaboration between research institutes, universities, colleges and the private sector • Provides repayable contributions to support research and development projects in the A & D sectors • Allocates funding to TDP and CIRAC • Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITBs) Program: leverages international companies’ defence procurement obligations requiring investment in Canadian industry and R&D activities Aerospace COLLABORATION
  16. 16. • National Research Council Canada: Aerospace – TRL 3-7 • Recently reorganized into several program areas • Has large scale composites manufacturing facilities and materials and structures inspection and testing capabilities • Participate in industry led projects providing technical services • Has project sponsored by EADS Aerospace COLLABORATION Advanced Fibre Placement: Forward Fuselage RTM Rib for Helicopter Wing Box Radial Adhesive Joining of Barrel Sections
  17. 17. • Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) – TRL 1-9: • Winnipeg has a diverse manufacturing industry due to its unique blend of Original Equipment Manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and secondary suppliers • Composites has become a key economic driver: • Boeing Winnipeg – largest aerospace manufacturer of composites in Canada – 1600 employees • Magellan Aerospace – 130,000 sq.ft. recent addition to meet F-35 production requirements (BAE Systems) Aerospace COLLABORATION
  18. 18. • Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) : • Mission: To drive economic growth in the composite manufacturing industry through: • Assisting industry in developing and commercializing current and new composite applications and technologies • Being the catalyst for attracting new industry and encouraging start up companies • Achievements: • Over 10 years launched 361 projects with industry partners, transferred 87 technologies to industry and established 26 new capabilities with clients • Recognized for composite design/analysis and as an international leader in biomaterials development and commercialization Aerospace COLLABORATION
  19. 19. Industry Led - Partner Supported CIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  20. 20. • 30 permanent staff, 8 students • 28,000 sq.ft. of office and laboratory • Engineering Services • Design (CAD) • Finite element analysis (FEA) • Process development • Prototyping • Manufacturing problem solving • Specimen preparation and testing • Project management • Business planning COLLABORATION Composites Innovation Centre
  21. 21. • National / International Partners China Projects: Tianjin Polytechnique, Shanghai Light Source Biocomposites International Research Network Member University of British Columbia: Composites Research Network NRC Biocomposites Flagship and Aerospace Programs European Collaboration Biomaterials – Normandy CRC-ACS Composite Centre – Melbourne $65 million project University of Alabama, Student Sponsorship Composites Innovation Centre North American Industrial Bioproducts Consortium Legend: Current Partnerships New Opportunities Composites Innovation Centre COLLABORATION
  22. 22. • Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) – TRL 6-9 • JSF Qualification & Continuous Improvement Production Support • 787 & Derivative Design, Prototyping and Process Development: Main Landing Gear Door, Shear Ties, Ducts • New Product Development and Alternative Materials Evaluation • Establishment of “Green-Field” Composite Fabrication Cells • Composite Structural Design, Analysis and Technology Development: On-site Support Aerospace COLLABORATION
  23. 23. Automotive TECHNOLOGY FOCUS • Canada has a very well connected supply chain with several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 Suppliers and Research and Test Centres • Main interest in reducing weight while maintaining performance and cost: new designs; carbon, agricultural and wood based fibres; fast cure resins Magna International All-Thermoplastic, Composite, Fully Recyclable Liftgate Module for the 2014 Nissan Rogue Composites Innovation Centre Natural Fibre Reinforced Demonstration Electric Vehicle
  24. 24. Automotive • R&D Infrastructure is mainly clustered in Southern Ontario • OEM R&D and Test Centres – many related to cold weather testing – extreme in Manitoba! • AUTO21: • National network of centre of excellence for automotive R&D that partners 200 researchers from 46 universities with private companies • Some university partners: • MacAUTO – McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology • WarCar – University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research • UOIT-ACE – Automotive Centre of Excellence / University of Ontario Institute of Technology • University of Windsor COLLABORATION
  25. 25. Automotive • Recently established 2 composites centres focused on next generation of medium to high volume production processes, shorter cycle times, increased automation and improved quality control • Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western • Centre houses advanced manufacturing equipment for producing industrial scale lightweight composite parts COLLABORATION Compression Moulding Direct Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) Line Long-fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (LFT- D-ILC) High Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM)
  26. 26. Automotive • Magna NRC Composites Centre of Excellence • Composites manufacturing and light-weight structures and technologies, including renewable resources and advanced materials • Funding programs through NRC-IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program) and collaborative industry projects COLLABORATION Dieffenbacher Long Fibre Thermoplastic Line Industrial Scale
  27. 27. Ground Transportation • Canada has numerous ground vehicle manufacturers that have significant composites content: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Buhler TractorsWestward Industries 3 Wheel Vehicle Triple E Recreational Vehicles New Flyer Industries Transit Buses Motor Coach Industries, Prevost Over the Road Coaches
  28. 28. Ground Transportation TECHNOLOGY FOCUS • Technology focus related to reduced vehicle weight and cost, increased durability, improved performance and, in part, recycling/ renewables • Design approach focused on reducing part count • Lower cost carbon fibre forms • Renewable materials – natural fibres/resins • Process automation; laminating, trimming • Liquid resin moulding • Compression / vacuum moulded panels – new substrates • Lower cost tooling Natural Fibre Reinforced Tractor Parts
  29. 29. Ground Transportation COLLABORATION • Several technology centres provide direct support to industry: • Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) • Regional Industrial Technology Centres – Alberta Innovates, Industrial Technology Centre Manitoba • Development Centre of Quebec Composites (CDCQ) • National Research Council Industrial Biomaterials Flagship Program (NRC) • Composites Research Network (CRN) • University support is generally regional – resources dependent upon local industry interests
  30. 30. Cross Sector Technologies • Composite technologies of interest: • Biocomposites • Green building materials • Carbon fibre applications in other sectors outside of aerospace: • Sources of low cost carbon fibre • Composites recycling TECHNOLOGY FOCUS Mechanical Recycling Functional Lignin Based Carbon Nanofibres Hemp Reinforced Concrete Blocks 1 2 1 ECO-WOLF Inc. 2 University of British Columbia
  31. 31. Producers Decorticators Test Facilities Mat Producers Composite Part Fabricators OEMs Material Distributors Resin Developers/ SuppliersStrategic Plan: • Product Demonstrators • Technology Development • Supply Chain Gaps • Biomaterials • Objective: To develop the rural economy through sustainable commercialization of available biomass Cross Sector Technologies COLLABORATION
  32. 32. FIBRE CITY GOVERNMENT Genetics Working with breeders to design and deliver the optimal fibre resource. End Markets Championing the use of biofibre products in the market • Optimal GxExT combination • Systems biology Fibre Supply Supporting Farmers and Decorticators to produce the highest value products • Fibre testing • Managing variability • Regular feedback from higher value chain participants Standardizing Leading industry and academic efforts to standardize quality assessments • Int’l Standards Organizations • Drafting new standards • Standard Operating Procedures Material Production Working with component industries to improve their supply and their end product • Product testing • Fibre input testing • Regular feedback from higher value chain participants Fabricating Assisting industries new to biofibres to achieve desirable results • Design guidelines • Technology transfer • Prototyping • Promoting whole industry • Identifying new markets COLLABORATION
  33. 33. Cross Sector Technologies • Biomaterials: • Commercialization of biomaterials has regional and national networks • National support through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – several programs • Regional support – Manitoba Bioproducts Strategy • International activities – pre-competitive collaborative research • Active pursuit of international investment in technologies and production capabilities to build the supply chain COLLABORATION 1 1 SWM International
  34. 34. Cross Sector Technologies • Low cost carbon fibres: • University of British Columbia has developed lignin based carbon nanofibres using residuals from Canada’s forestry industry • Initial commercialization focus leveraging superior electrical and thermal conductivity properties: • Surfacing films for EMI shielding of aerospace panels • Automotive gaskets for EMI isolation and protection of electronic devices • Electrodes for fuel cells and batteries for enhanced electrical conductivity • Coatings for construction applications to provide a radiated heat source and EMI shielding • Efforts to attract investment in Canadian based pilot/ commercial scale nanofibre production line COLLABORATION
  35. 35. Cross Sector Technologies • Composites recycling: • Focus on utilizing mechanical processing to produce recyclate for concrete reinforcement to minimize matrix cracking • Supply chain development based on consumer pull and involvement of existing waste management infrastructure COLLABORATION Fibreglass Recyclate Used in Concrete Slab • Interest in pyrolysis recycling through international partnerships: ITRB Consulting
  36. 36. • Canada has a significant composites industry feeding regional, national and international markets • Sectors generally have a well defined technology focus • Companies, funding agencies and research organizations eagerly engage to advance technologies and supply chains • International collaboration and investment is recognized as a key enabler in building and advancing the industry • Many opportunities exist for international partnerships for mutual commercial and technological benefit SUMMARY
  37. 37. CONTACT INFORMATION Sean McKay President and CEO www.compositesinnovation.ca 204-262-3400 ext. 202 smckay@compositesinnovation.ca

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